Vector Android now also on F-Droid

2016-07-13 — General — Oddvar Lovaas
Vector Vector Android has been added to the F-Droid catalogue. F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. Many people have asked or requested Vector to be added to F-Droid, so we are happy to be able to announce its inclusion.

In order to meet the requirements for F-Droid, the build is not using GCM (Google Cloud Messaging) for notifications - instead it will keep syncing in the background. If you find that the ongoing background sync is using too much battery, you can add a delay or change the timeout of the sync - or even disable background sync completely - in the settings page.

Finally, if you have feedback on any of the Vector clients, there is #vector-feedback:matrix.org.